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OMAFRA: CTIS and soil compaction reduction strategies

Large, heavy farm machinery brings with it the risk of soil compaction. Two members of OMAFRA’s Field Crop News team look at CTIS as a means of reducing compaction in a time- and cost-efficient manner.

GFO now accepting Grains Innovation Funds applications

The fund supports Ontario grain utilization projects that develop novel, value-added uses or support market expansion for Ontario grains, and encourages agri-food or other grains-based product innovation.

FCC’s mid-2021 farmland values update shows high demand

Despite the many challenges 2021 has brought to farmers across Canada, high commodity prices in 2020 and low interest rates have resulted in high demand and prices for farmland in the first half of 2021.
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Staying ahead of tar spot in corn

Staying ahead of tar spot in corn

Tar spot has been on the radar in the United States for decades because of its impact on yield loss. The yield losses can be minor, but can average 10 to 50 per cent in grain and silage corn. Albert Tenuta, field crop extension plant pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), provided an update on the disease at the Top Crop Summit in February. » Learn more
Using crop rotation to your advantage

Using crop rotation to your advantage

Steve Larocque, agronomist with Beyond Agronomy, discussed how crop rotation provides other benefits in addition to crop yields at the Top Crop Summit. One strategy is to use crop rotation to improve harvestability; it can also be used to build soil fertility and improve crop emergence. All of these strategies bring benefits in addition to managing weeds, disease and insect pests. » Learn more